Isolation Guidelines


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  • Anthrax

    Isolation requirements

    • Disease: Anthrax*
    • Category: Standard; Use Contact precautions in cases of cutaneous disease with large amounts of drainage that cannot be contained.
    • Comments: A case could represent a bioterrorism event. For suspected or confirmed cases immediately call the Mississippi Department of Health at (601) 572-7725 and Infection Control at (601) 984-2188. Disease may present with cutaneous, gastrointestinal or pulmonary manifestations. For more information regarding diagnosis and management, click here

    Class 1

    This is a Class 1 reportable disease.

    • Class 1: Diseases of major or public health importance which shall be reported directly to the Department of Health by telephone within 24 hours of first knowledge or suspicion.

    Reporting hotline

    • 1-800-556-0003, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
    • To report inside Jackson telephone area or for consultative services: (601) 576-7725, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 
    • Class 1 conditions may be reported nights, weekends and holidays by calling (601) 576-7400.